- Senator Gyang has denied blaming Fulanis for the murder of a monarch in Plateau state
- The Plateau North lawmaker said the reports claiming he blamed Fulanis for the killing were sponsored by those who wanted to tarnish his reputation
- The Plateau monarch was killed on Monday, September 21, at his residence
Senator lstifanus Gyang (Plateau North) has denied saying that Fulanis were responsible for the murder of the district head of Foron, His Royal Highness, Da Bulus Chuwang Jang.
The Nation reported that Gyang made this known on Sunday, October 4, via a statement by his media aide, Musa Ashoms.
Legit.ng gathers that Senator Gyang said media reports claiming he blamed Fulanis for the monarch's death were sponsored by some mischief-makers who are bent on tarnishing his image and reputation.
The statement reads partly:
“Unfortunately, you can’t stigmatise Senator Gyang as he is well known as a peace promoter and peacebuilder. Sentiment and prejudice can’t work against Senator Gyang, rather, it belies the reality of who he is and what he stands for.”
The traditional ruler was reportedly killed on Monday night, September 21, at his residence in the Rasat, Foron district of Bark in Barkin Ladi local government area of Plateau state.
In his earlier reaction, Senator Gyang described the killing as inhuman, barbaric, and devilish.
The lawmaker decried the growing attacks, especially on traditional rulers.
In a statement issued by his media aide, the senator said:
“The murderous act is a thing of concern that the attacks have continued in spite of a series of peace-building engagements and dialogue has been undertaken at governmental and non governmental levels."
Meanwhile, security operatives have arrested the suspects behind the killings of the traditional ruler and an operative of the Department of State Security (DSS) in Plateau state.
The state governor, Simon Lalong confirmed the arrest of the suspects during a discussion with community stakeholders on Thursday, October 1.
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